Negative Effects of Fresh Basil?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Terry
Posted on: July 11, 2007

I have a question about basil. I eat it all of the time. I seem to almost crave it. Are there any negative effects to eating it fresh everyday.

I heard a rumor that it can affect hormones. I also have some issues going on with my eyes, floaters.

Basil (Ocimum basilium) does have a mild effect on hormones. Eating fresh basil daily should present no negative health concerns. For more information, please see our website Choose Q&A from the main menu, then enter "basil" for one Q&A search, and "floaters" for a second search.

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